The Chelmsford Public Schools offers a comprehensive health education curriculum to all students in grades 5 to 9 and grade 12. Health Education builds students' knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes about health. Health education teaches about physical, mental, emotional and social health. It motivates students to improve and maintian their health, prevent disesase, and reduce risky behaviors. Our health education curriculum and instruction help studnets learn skills they will use to make healthy choices thorughout their lifetime.
The focus of our curriculum is skill development/progresssion from introduction to reinforcement to mastery. Teachers use the content to practice and demonstrate the skill. The following skills are taught within the Health Education Curriculum: Self-Management; Analyzing Influences; Accessing Valid and Reliable Information; Goal Setting; Interpersonal Communication Skills; Decision Making; and Advocacy. Content is used to reinforce the skill so that students learn to tranfer the skill from one aspect or area of their life to another.